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I was looking for a list of privacy centric domain name registration systems, and as of writing this, I can only find one: Njalla. It was created by Peter Sunde of ThePirateBay.org fame.

The good:

  • You can pay with cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, Zcash, DASH, Bitcoin Cash and PayPal).
  • You only have to provide them your email address.

The bad:

  • They’re effectively a proxy for you, as they register your domain with a registrar, and grant you exclusive access to your domain. They claim they can suspend your service if you use their service “in a way that affects anyones health or safety” which is subjective. If they removed your access, or something happens with this company, your domain will be lost forever.
  • No DNSSEC.
  • No two-factor authentication (2fa).
  • Expensive (15 Euro, or about $22 CAD per domain) which is almost double the price of a standard bulk registrar.

If you know of any other privacy centric domain registrars, I’d love to hear about them.